Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Can't Get My Work Done! Anxiety and Concentration

I have a ton of work to do and I just can't seem to get started. I work as a freelance writer and I have several projects in the cue right now, but on days like these-days I am tormented by nagging anxiety-my work does not come easy.

Ever been there?

I know what needs to get done but my mind feels out of focus and it's difficult to concentrate. Truth be told, this condition would be much easier if it was situational anxiety that was bugging me. If I just knew the trigger, perhaps I could get back to work. The trouble is that I have no idea what's causing this, and that seems to be the major problem.

This ambiguity is what makes anxiety such a horrible condition. This persistent feeling of unease or fright seems to appear out of nowhere and its effects can be downright paralyzing.

Thus far I have tried many techniques to expel or quiet my anxiety. Self-talk, meditation, journaling and exercise helps to some degree, but in no way do I feel "normal" as a result of these methods. I am resisting medication, but soon I may have to look into it. I need something that can help me get back to work.

Any ideas? I'd be glad to hear them.

2 comments:

A Mom's Choice said...

I can totally understand the nightmare with living with anxiety and depression. My daughter struggles with it and she feels totally alone.

robin leighmaier said...

What a wonderful blog post. It was brilliant.


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